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You will also need to explain why u werent living together even tho u were married??
Ozzy - look they they were living together since DEC 12 and got Married APR 13 so I guess they were living together.

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Yapa I still believe you need 12 months proof of living together even though you are married - can somebody please confirm?
I've seen varying answers on this. It is so hard to get a direct answer on a few things - this is one of them. I think you don't have to have been... but who knows.

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Yapa I still believe you need 12 months proof of living together even though you are married - can somebody please confirm?
I just had another look on the immi website and for the 820/801 visa the following is said:

Applying on the basis of marriage:
Your marriage must be legal under Australian law.

Applying on the basis of a de facto relationship:
Your de facto partner may be of the opposite or same sex as yourself.
You and your partner must be at least 18 years old when you apply.
You and your partner must have been in an ongoing and committed de facto relationship for the entire 12 months immediately prior to applying for the visa. Any periods of separation must only be temporary.
Note: The 12 month relationship requirement does not apply in some circumstances.

So it seems the 12 month requirement is not necessary when applying as a married couple. They would have to state this as a requirement if it was, they do for de-facto (however even de-facto 12 month does not apply in some circumstances)


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If you still hold the Prospective marriage visa the you dont need to prove that you have lived together for 12 months

What visa are you on at the moment?


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On a student VISA until the end of the year.

I really dont think there is a requirement to have lived together for more than 12 months if you are married, this would be stated as one of the prerequisites for the visa.


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I just had another look on the immi website and for the 820/801 visa the following is said:

Applying on the basis of marriage:
Your marriage must be legal under Australian law.

Applying on the basis of a de facto relationship:
Your de facto partner may be of the opposite or same sex as yourself.
You and your partner must be at least 18 years old when you apply.
You and your partner must have been in an ongoing and committed de facto relationship for the entire 12 months immediately prior to applying for the visa. Any periods of separation must only be temporary.
Note: The 12 month relationship requirement does not apply in some circumstances.

So it seems the 12 month requirement is not necessary when applying as a married couple. They would have to state this as a requirement if it was, they do for de-facto (however even de-facto 12 month does not apply in some circumstances)
It does look you are correct, but I got caught out recently by taking the same sort of attidtude with the immi website - I thought since they didn't specifically indicate something then I didn't need to meet the requirement. That has just cost me and my husband a few weeks of tourist visa waiting.

I agree the information appears to say that you only need to be married, but I would call them to confirm if I was you. You are still a few months away from living together for 12 months and you are better of checking stuff like this before you take the plunge.

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Ozzy - look they they were living together since DEC 12 and got Married APR 13 so I guess they were living together.
Well there was no year?? Should have been worded living together since dec and then got married in april.


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Well there was no year?? Should have been worded living together since dec and then got married in april.
Yes but there has only been one April since December


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Well i assumed april 2012 since u need 12 months evidence


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But you don't need 12 months evidence if you're applying for a spouse visa and not a defacto... and here we go, 'round in this circle again...

"Here we go 'round the mulberry bush, the mulberry bush, the mulberry bush..."

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